Carlos Alcaraz Defeats Frances Tiafoe to reach US Open finals

Carlos Alcaraz defeats Frances Tiafoe by 6-7(6), 6-3, 6-1, 6-7(5), 6-3 in four hours, 19 minutes

Frances Tiafoe, a 24-year-old from Maryland eliminated 22-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal in the fourth round

The No. 22 seed Tiafoe was seeking to become the first American grand slam men's finalist since Andy Roddick at Wimbledon in 2009

Roddick was the last American man to reach the final at the US Open, in 2006

Spanish phenom Carlos Alcaraz has advanced to his first career Grand Slam final at the US Open

Alcaraz will face Norway's Casper Ruud, the No. 5 seed, in Sunday's final

Should Ruud defeats Russian Karen Khachanov, the No. 27 seed, 7-6(5), 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 in the earlier Friday semifinal

The winner in the finals will rise to No. 1 in the world